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РАСШИРЕНИЕ НАТО: А БЫЛО ЛИ ОБЕЩАНИЕ?

Pavel Palazhchenko kindly translated an article I wrote for Комсомольская правда, but which was published in a garbled and, in places, inaccurate translation. I am much obliged to him for making clear to the Russian reader what I wrote.

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Anatol Lieven: Ukraine should be a bridge, not a battleground

Anatol Lieven has published a brilliant essay that should be read and absorbed by everyone who wishes to understand what is happening in and around Ukraine today. I quote it with thanks to the author for permission to do so. … Continue reading

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Why Putin Should Thank Obama

Igor Oleynik, CEO of International Business Publications in Washington, DC, has sent me a spoof letter from Putin to Obama. Like most satire, it is over the top in some of its points, but it does illustrate the obvious fact … Continue reading

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Russia, Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Sofia, Bulgaria, October 7, 2010  I was asked to speak on problems in the Caucasus at the New Political Forum organized by the Gorbachev Foundation in Sofia.  Although I am by no means an expert on the Caucasus, I tried … Continue reading

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